(Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)

(Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)

22-year-old Washington woman on bike medevaced after being struck by vehicle on Glacier Highway

Accident near Fritz Cove Road on Monday morning resulted in temporary closure of highway.

A 22-year-old woman from Washington state was seriously injured when the bike she was riding was struck by a vehicle on Monday morning on Glacier Highway near Fritz Cove Road, resulting in the temporary closure of the highway, according to officials.

The woman was approaching Fritz Cove Road in the bike lane when the collision occurred at about 7:45 a.m., according to Erann Kalwara, a spokesperson for the Juneau Police Department, in an email.

“The biker made a left turn into the lane of travel and was struck from behind by a white 2018 Dodge Ram truck operated by a 31 year old Juneau resident,” Kalwara wrote. “The bicyclist was transported by ambulance to (Bartlett Regional Hospital), she was later medevaced out of town for treatment of her injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured.”

The accident remains under investigation, she added. The name of the woman was not released.

Officials closed Glacier Highway while emergency officials provided assistance to the victim.

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